Today was a great day! It started out with me staying home because I was expecting a big shipment that needed signed for. That shipment was three boxes of pure bliss! My avionics have finally arrived! Ok that in and of itself is big news but it gets better. Because I was working from home I got to spend more time in the garage instead of commuting so I took advantage of the time and worked on the canopy again. At the end of the day I had not only made the big cut (a huge step and a bigger worry) I had also managed to make most of the cuts to fit the canopy to the slider frame. A few pics for your (and my) perusal...
|Here I am cutting the 5/8" hole that the access handle utilizes. This is the only hole that I will have to drill in the canopy and I managed to get it done without cracking the canopy.|
|I tried to take a picture of the hole after I had sanded and polished it. It's hard to tell in this picture but that hole is almost perfectly smooth.|
|Here I am marking the canopy for cutting.|
|And here it is....the big cut! Not nearly as hard as I had made it out to be but nerve wracking in any case.|
|And here is the slider canopy clamped to the frame. All that's left is some trimming and gluing!|
|And last but not least I couldn't go the day without at least opening up and looking at all the new toys!|